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Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the change in revenue to accrue from empty property rates relief in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10. (294908)

Local authorities reported they granted £1,294 million of empty property relief in 2007-08 and £487 million of empty property relief in 2008-09. They estimate they will grant empty property relief of £570 million in 2009-10.

These data are available in the “National non-domestic rates” statistics releases that are available on the Communities and Local Government website at

http://www.communities.gov.uk/localgovernment/localregional/localgovernmentfinance/statistics/nondomesticrates/